Thursday, July 19, 2018

Like a Watered Garden

I hope your week is going well. I'm late to the party with my Word Art Wednesday post for this week. This has been a bad headache week and I've been trying to rest as much as I can. Our focus verse this week is Isaiah 58:11, "And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not." God rewards His people for their faithfulness. When we obey Him and follow His leading in our lives, He will provide for us even during the tough times. He will minister to our spirits and provide encouragement and satisfaction. God is always faithful and NEVER fails.

I needed easy this week so I went with a good sketch (Sweet Sunday Sketch #203) and used Kristie Marcotte's measurements as found on this blog post. Faux Stitching, stickles and a few gems are the only embellishments. This card will mail easily and hopefully be an encouragement.

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Park Lane (white card base), Recollections (black)
Patterned Papers: Echo Park (Have Faith 6 x 6 pad)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen
Tools/Embellishments: Our Daily Bread Designs dies (Double Stitched Circles), Spellbinders dies (Standard Circles Large), Gina Marie Designs bling, Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen (Black), Stickles (Star Dust)

I hope you have a fantastic week and that you'll check out the rest of the design team projects on the Word Art Wednesday blog. Please come back soon.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Following the Shepherd

Happy 4th of July!! I am so thankful for our country and that she's celebrating her 242nd birthday!! It's time for another Word Art Wednesday challenge. Our verse this week is Psalms 23:6, "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever." This verse is the last one in the very familiar 23rd Psalm. Throughout the Psalm, the writer is talking about all the benefits of having the Lord as his Shepherd. Some of those benefits are being led along the right path, not having to face death alone, protection from enemies, comfort and in this verse a Home in Heaven. As my (pastor) husband often says, "You'll never be sorry for putting the Lord first." Yes, you'll face difficulties in the Christian life but you'll never have to face them alone.

For my card this week, I used the MFT sketch #268 as my inspiration. I used some of the beautiful papers from the Our Daily Bread Designs Americana Quilt paper pad. It's hard to see in the picture but there are stickles highlighting the pattern of the paper on the far left and also accenting some of the flowers on the larger patterned paper panel.

Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight (white card base), Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill (Cherry Splash)
Patterned Paper: Our Daily Bread Designs 6 x 6 (Americana Quilt)
Stamp: WORDart by Karen
Tools/Embellishments: Our Daily Bread Designs Dies (Double Stitched Rectangles, Bitty Borders Dies), Wright's ribbon, Gina Marie Designs Enamel Dots (Patriotic Sparkle), Gelly Roll white gel pen

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll have time to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to see more inspiration, pick up your free digi, and find out all the details on how you could win a nice prize from one of our fabulous sponsors!


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